While nearly all of the region’s summer festivals have opted to take a hiatus for 2020 due to the pandemic, the Pend Oreille Arts Council’s 48th annual Arts & Crafts Fair in downtown Sandpoint this weekend is still on. Organizers hope to keep everyone safe with guidelines that all visitors use hand-washing stations, keep 6 feet between themselves, wear a mask and don’t touch anything on display. Those eager to get out of the house and attend an in-person event will be treated to a wide selection of locally made wares, from sculpture to ceramics, fiber art to photography. Proceeds support the council’s programming in the Sandpoint community. A complete list of this year’s participating vendors is on the event’s website.
Sat, Aug 8 from 9 am-5 pm and Sun, Aug. 9 from 9 am-4 pm • Free • Downtown Sandpoint, Second Avenue and Main Street • artinsandpoint.org/arts-crafts-fair
— Chey Scott